Jamie Lopez

Jamie is an Atlanta, GA native who recently moved to Summerville with her husband, her *almost* 2-year-old son, and her two crazy rescue dogs! She is a former high school biology teacher, who now works from home! In her free time, you can find her exploring yummy Charleston restaurants, trying new DIY projects in her house, or taking care of her 25+ plants! Jamie also enjoys reading, traveling, cheering on her beloved GA Bulldawgs, and just relaxing with her family! Becoming a mom has revealed some of Jamie’s passions, including sharing/writing about motherhood.
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My 3 Favorite Recipes for Fall Cocktails

With the holidays coming up, I wanted to embrace the delicious fall flavors -- from pumpkin to apple cider and beyond -- with some different recipes to try. What better way to do so...
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4 Viral Halloween DIY Decorations to Try This Year

Does anyone else see super cute DIY decorations and immediately think, “I can do that!” Or is that just me? I’ve been eyeing a few viral Halloween DIY decorations for a couple of months,...

National Stepfamily Day: Honoring the Ones Who Show Up

There are so many different types of families out there, and no one size fits all. Mine includes stepfamily. A stepfamily is one that is formed by the remarriage of a divorced or widowed...

How I’m Preparing Differently for Postpartum the Second Time Around

I will be the first to admit, I was not even remotely prepared for postpartum when I brought my first baby home. I had prepped the nursery, my dogs, and got all the baby...
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What to Say to Encourage a Breastfeeding Mom

I breastfed my first baby for 22 months, so I had my fair share of “Did they really just say that?!” comments! Here are some examples of things that I would not say to...

Guide to Summerville Living

Known as Flower Town in the Pines for its beautiful gardens and woodlands, Summerville is a small town with big charm. Just a short drive from downtown Charleston, Summerville offers a wide array of...
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Learning How to Approach Toddler Tantrums

Whew, I am STRUGGLING y'all! My son turned two in April, and it truly feels like the toddler tantrums all of a sudden were much more fierce and much more frequent! I feel like I...
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Where to Find Delicious Mocktails Around Charleston

The weather in Charleston has been warming up, and that means the drinks will start flowing! If you are anything like me and don't drink alcohol but still love frequenting Charleston bars, check out...

Books & Activities to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on April 22nd each year! It is a day when we celebrate the love we have for our one and only planet. Try out some of the activities below...
A young boy crouches down on a mini golf lane with his club, pushing the golf ball into the hole.

Mini Golf Around Charleston

My little family LOVES to play mini golf -- it's one of our favorite things to do together! Each vacation we are always finding somewhere to play. My son was actually born during the...